The Lake Bomoseen Association is very happy to report that the 2021 milfoil harvest has been a great success. This year’s harvest was, in fact, a major advance in the association’s efforts to control/mitigate Eurasian milfoil proliferation. We successfully harvested 100% of the 212 acres ide…

I'm wiring in hopes that local rental agencies and landlords will see this plea. My boyfriend and I have been searching for an apartment for more than a year now. Now that the eviction memorandum has expired, apartments are becoming available. We recently applied for some.

Where? Where are students being indoctrinated with "Critical Race Theory Equity?" What school boards and teachers' unions? All of these groups are our neighbors, our friends, our children and family. They are all Vermonters. Calling them filthy liars and fakes is the kind of juvenile tone on…

We’re at the point where we no longer need to be told it’s been the warmest such and such in the last 50 or 100 years; or since records have been kept; or simply told “this” has never happened before. Although by now, we can recite the reports from memory … “I don’t recall going so late into…

(Young people) are high-minded because they have not yet been humbled by life, nor have they experienced the force of circumstances. … They think they know everything and are always quite sure about it … because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations.

Thank you, Frances Haugen. For anyone who has been living under a rock, Ms. Haugen is the ex-Facebook employee who has gone public about how Facebook’s algorithms are designed in a manner that amplifies anger, extremism, and playing fast and furious with facts and truth. (By the way, an algo…

Mr. David, my English teacher, wore corduroy suits and wire-rimmed glasses. His conversation was seasoned with words like “Dostoyevsky,” and he cared about what he said to us even when we didn’t. He also cared about capital letters, synonyms and the passive voice. These things I remember les…

The recent news from the Biden administration that travel restrictions will be lifted at the borders with Canada and Mexico starting in November for fully vaccinated travelers was welcome across Vermont. The lifting of the ban will effectively mark the reopening of the United States to trave…

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I have been reading the Rutland Herald for many years and I have seen a good newspaper go bias and very Democratic thinking. Anyone who voices an opinion against Joe Biden or other members of the Democratic Party never gets printed.

In the 30 or so hours between the time the Vermont State Police first issued a news release about Emily Ferlazzo’s disappearance (at 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday) and the arraignment of Joseph Ferlazzo in his wife’s death on Wednesday, there was a statewide manhunt, a media briefing and five press r…

Back after the Iraq war, I heard of an ex-soldier who worked then in battalion maintenance on heavy equipment. One day, he was working underneath such and realized he'd need another wrench he didn't have at hand, when a pair of boots showed up next to his feet. So, he called out, 'Hey, meath…

During the pandemic, there have been a record number of real estate transactions across New England. The COVID migration from population centers to safer (social distancing) rural areas like Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine led to unprecedented home sales during the past 18 months.

In 2010, the Vermont State Legislature designated October as Health Careers Awareness Month in Vermont. Now, more than ever, we need to create buzz around the importance of health careers in our state. Vermont has among the highest shortages of medical professionals in the nation per capita,…

Everyday, I read the letters to the editor, and I'm not surprised that the Herald hasn't published anything about the viral chant, "Let's Go Brandon." Of course, if it was President Trump at the receiving end of this worldwide criticism and humiliation, many of the Herald's liberal readers w…

As an English teacher at Rutland High School, I am confounded by Jim Sabataso's recent article, "RHS incidents raise concern." He begins by stating, "A spate of disruptive and destructive incidents at Rutland High School has administrators and students working to create a more peaceful learn…

I was not surprised by the story, “Student incidents raise concerns at RHS” in Saturday’s Rutland Herald. In November 2017, I wrote a series of articles on this very topic. I can no longer teach, school environments are toxic, and use excuses, not solutions. I can see by reading Saturday’s a…

Today (Oct. 12), I went to visit my sisters, one of whom had recently moved. We had a really nice visit and I got a haircut while there. By the time I returned to Rutland, I had driven 208 miles and I was hungry, lunch having been served around 12:30.

Our supply chain problems are self-imposed, caused by a truck and driver shortage. Trucks must meet new California emission regulations (50% of port trucks don’t) and new trucks must be electric. Drivers are hindered by limited driving hours plus entitlements to stay home are more attractive…

While protests and encampments, including one on the steps of the State House, are raising awareness to the homelessness crisis in Vermont, the Scott administration rolled out a plan to address the housing needs of vulnerable Vermonters.

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Just over three months ago we started “Five Questions With ...” to put a human face to this pandemic. Today marks the final installment in this stage of the project, but it will continue with a new set of questions more focused on Vermont’s recovery. Here, Paul Costello, of Montpelier, offer…

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Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

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Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

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Alayna Martel, of Barre Town, is a registered nurse at UVM Medical Center. She talks about how, as a frontline workers, her life has been affected by the pandemic.

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Gayle Townsend-Lang, of Rutland, works full time wearing many hats for the Rutland City Public Schools as “Miss Gayle.” Here she talks about how she has been affected by the pandemic.

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Yankee Notebook columnist Willem Lange, of East Montpelier, talks about how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

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CPA Thomas Lauzon, of Barre, discusses how his life has been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation. Earlier this spring Lauzon was named to the governor’s Economic Mitigation & Recovery Task Force.

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Chrispin White, of Rutland, discusses how he has been adapting to self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting him.

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Christina Sweet, of Rutland, discusses how she and her family have been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation over these months.

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Educator and Vermont Mountaineers General Manager Brian Gallagher, of East Montpelier, discusses how the pandemic has affected his life. Earlier this spring, the Mountaineers’ organizers announced they would cancel the 2020 season.

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Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

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Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

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Salon owner and fitness instructor April Rogers Farnham, of Plainfield, talks about how she has been affected by self-isolation.

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Barre Partnership Executive Director Tracie Lewis talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting her life.

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Montpelier writer Thomas Greene discusses how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

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Drew Smith, of Rutland, talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected his life.

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Jessica Van Orman talks about her experience in self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her life.

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Artist Jen Rondinone, of Rutland, reflects on self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her and her family.

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Mark Breen, the "Eye on the Sky" guy from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, shares his thoughts in self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting his life.

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Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe discusses how self-isolation and the pandemic have affected his life.

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Executive Director of the Paramount Bruce Bouchard, of Rutland, talks about how his life has been affected by the pandemic and its consequences.

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Carrie Allen, of Rutland, explains how she has been coping with self-isolation and what she hopes will come from it after the pandemic is over.

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Vermont cartoonist Tim Newcomb provides a bit of levity to his answers about self-isolation and how he is coping.

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Recovery Vermont’s Melissa Story, of Montpelier, shares her thoughts on self-isolation and how it has affected her.

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Major Jackson is a poet and professor at the University of Vermont. He lives in South Burlington.